By David M. Drucker | 09/12/14 11:54 AM
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is lobbying his Republican colleagues to support Obama’s request for congressional authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of his broader plan to defeat the Islamic State.
By Brian Hughes | 09/12/14 10:12 AM
The Obama administration Friday announced new penalties against Russia's largest bank and expanded sanctions on the nation's energy and defense sectors, pledging additional economic punishment if Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his incursions in Ukraine.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 05:42 AM
Even before President Obama's "no strategy" gaffe and this week's major speech laying out a plan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, White House staffers were working on updating a long overdue national security strategy doctrine.
By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 06:29 PM
In going after the Islamic State, the president has abandoned talk of limiting such investments in favor of asking lawmakers for what critics call a blank check to fight counterterrorism battles.
By Becket Adams | 09/11/14 07:17 PM
The president's foot-dragging and seeming lack of a coherent strategy for foreign policy, has likely led to the collapse of voter confidence in Democrats.
By Becket Adams | 09/11/14 06:47 PM
As the White House continues to flesh out its strategy for combating the Islamic State, rest assured knowing that the U.S. is in the best of hands.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/11/14 03:51 PM
White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised predecessor Jay Carney's first-night performance as a CNN contributor Wednesday night after he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got into an intense verbal exchange over the President Obama's policies in Iraq.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/11/14 02:16 PM
Time is of the essence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, because Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training operation for vetted members of the Syrian opposition, and U.S. officials want to take them up on the offer as quickly as possible.
By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 01:15 PM
President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. would "intensify" sanctions against Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors, as western powers ratchet up their showdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his incursions in Ukraine.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/11/14 12:05 PM
President Obama is now less popular than George W. Bush, but neither is as well-liked as Bill Clinton.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/11/14 11:27 AM
"I was in a meeting in the White House a few weeks ago, and the president was giving us a synopsis of the problems around the world, and I said, 'You didn't mention Crimea. Is that just gone?' And the basic answer was, 'Yeah, that's gone,'" Rep. Buck McKeon told an audience at the American...
By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 10:14 AM
"Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," Obama said from the Pentagon, marking the attack on the nation's defense headquarters.
By Brian Hughes | 09/10/14 10:38 PM
One year after he abandoned a bid for congressional approval of Syrian airstrikes, President Obama saved himself from another rebuke in an address to the nation Wednesday.
09/11/14 01:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 10:25 PM
In a speech to the American people, Obama said that military action in Libya would last days, not months but it ended up continuing in some form for nearly seven months.
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